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The Greatest Story Never Told
Under the Gun Theater
Chicago, IL
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The Greatest Story Never Told
A narrator walks on stage to discover a storybook with no text and learns that the actors scheduled to perform the story are stuck in traffic! The ONLY answer to this problem:

Have kids from the audience volunteer to go on stage and become characters in THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD!

Kids and professional adult improvisers throw on silly costumes and make up a 45-60 minute story based on audience suggestions.

After the show, a design team transforms the original improvised story into a purchasable digital and physical storybook.

It is the goal to get EVERY child in the audience that wants to perform a chance to be on stage. There is no forced participation. This is an all ages show particularly great for ages 4-14. Children age 2 and younger are FREE.

Doors open at 2:30pm. Join us before the show every week for coloring, crafts, board games & dress up fun on the stage. Complimentary snacks and locally brewed coffee are always provided!

SUNDAYS @ 3:00pm
December 31st, 2017 - March 18th, 2018
Under The Gun Theater - 956 W Newport Ave. *2nd Floor

* There is no elevator. Theater is only accessible by stairs.


We have cabaret style seating with tables & chairs in the first 6 rows of the theater and several rows of only chairs behind that. The theater seats a maximum of 90 people.  

RESERVED SEATING: $26/person.  Your seats are reserved together with a table for your entire party in the first 4 rows of the theater.

OPEN SEATING -  $17.50/person. This is open first-come, first-served style seating. When you arrive at the theater you may take any available seats that are not reserved or already taken. Doors open at 2:30pm.

BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR - $22.00/person. Brown Paper Tickets online ticket sales close 2 hours before the start of the show every Sunday (@ 1:00pm). Tickets can still be purchased at the door as long as the show is not sold out. Call or text (773) 710-1639 to find out if seats are still available. At the door seating is first-come, first-served.

CHILDREN 0-2 years old are always FREE.

GROUP RATES: Groups of 12 or more are eligible for special $12/person Group Rate Tickets. Email for Group Rate discount code.

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The Greatest Story Never Told is Produced by Ya Ya Productions and Directed by Andrew Ritter

Meet our rotating cast of improvisers:

Theo Allyn
Derek Czaplewski
Nathan Ebenroth
Lisa Farver
Bri Fitzpatrick
Ashley Geron
Erin Island
Ethan Krupp
Zephian Michaels
Michael Palmenderi
Bryce Read
Andrew Ritter
Shanna Sweeney
Justin Swinson
Kelly Tietjen

Music Direction by Matthew Pollack

We are available for touring to schools, private birthday parties, classes, workshops and other private or public events. For more info email

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Under the Gun Theater (View)
956 W Newport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
United States


Arts > Performance
Comedy > Improv
Education > Tours
Education > Workshops
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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